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New archeology and history workshops in Cordoba

From January 27, 2020 until December 17, 20208:00 p.m.
CORDOBA
Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). 8:00 p.m. Prior registration required.You can sign up one week before each workshop.
In Spanish.

Casa Árabe is hosting these workshops given by SextoMario at its headquarters in Cordoba, with the goal of increasing awareness about the region’s history and historical values.

Intended for audiences young and old, they provide participants with historical knowledge by teaching them about crafts. At the same time, the workshops attempt to draw attention to the potential offered by our cultural heritage and the various challenges which it currently faces, as well as the results achieved by transmitting this heritage.

All of the workshops are free of charge, though you must sign up in advance for each, as the information on them is published on this website (approximately one week before each workshop). The materials required for the activity will be provided by the organizers.

Calendar
February 20: Geometric design
March 19: Decorated window - CANCELLED
April 30: Cordovan leather - CANCELLED
May 28: Aromas of Al-Andalus - CANCELLED
June 25: Gems of Al-Andalus
July 9: Small lamps
September 17: Colored capitals
October 22: Creative bookbinding
November 19: Dressing table boxes
December 17: Ink wells

SextoMario is made up of professionals who have earned advanced degrees in Art History, History and Archeology, possessing excellent resumes with training on the history and archeology of Cordoba. Moreover, they possess a great deal of experience in the field of teaching, which allows them to offer those whose take part in their workshops with extensive, diversified information on the history and archeology of our past, always in accordance with the level of those participating. SextoMario was created because of a calling to teach History in a pleasant and entertaining way, without setting aside the basic contents that form part of our values and culture, through an extensive catalogue of educational workshops and games. With this focus, the workshops strengthen skills such as paying attention, memory, psychomotor skills and coordination, while the youths learn about a wide range of aspects from our past and, In turn, reflect about our present.
New archeology and history workshops in Cordoba
  • “Geometric design” workshop

    “Geometric design” workshop

    From January 27, 2020 until February 20, 2020The workshop will be held on February 20, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    CORDOBA
    Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). The workshop will be held on February 20, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Free of charge. Prior registration required. For kids over the age of 8.
    You may register as of February 13.
    In Spanish.
    On February 20, we will be holding the first of the workshops on archeology and history which Casa Árabe and SextoMario are giving in Cordoba. You may register as of February 13. 
    One of our workshops most greatly appreciated by those attending is now back again. We will be introducing some of the most common designs in lacería (arabesque bandwork) from Al-Andalus, which students will get the chance to reproduce using a ruler and compass. It is an example of how simple, repetitive techniques were used by ancient craftsmen in Al-Andalus, who were thus able to create apparently complex designs.

    At this third edition of the workshop, we will be increasing the complexity of the models, introducing not only designs with straight lines, but also curves, which participants can then use to decorate with watercolor paints.
  • Decorated Window

    Decorated Window

    From March 05, 2020 until March 19, 2020The workshop will be held on March 19 at 6:00 p.m.
    CORDOBA
    Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). The workshop will be held on March 19 at 6:00 p.m. For all audiences. Free entry, though you must sign up in advance to attend.
    You may register as of March 12.
    In Spanish.
    At this new workshop, to be held on March 19, we will be seeking out decorative expressiveness in the form of a small frame, which we will be decorating in the style of Al-Andalus. You can register as of Thursday, March 12.
    Islamic art is characterized by its “horror vacui,” or the need not to leave any empty space free of decorative motifs. Though this feature is quite difficult to appreciate at present in the structures of the caliphs still preserved from Al-Andalus, at the Archeological Site of Madinat al-Zahra, you can still see such spectacular marble windows, which were polychromed back in the day.

    At this new workshop devoted to the history of Al-Andalus given by SextoMario, we will be focusing on this feature of Islamic art and seeking out decorative expressiveness in the form of a small frame, which we will then decorate in the style of Al-Andalus.